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Local Move Your Way Campaign Kicks Off in Streator, Illinois

In 2020, ODPHP is working with 8 pilot communities to implement the Move Your Way campaign on the local level, using the Move Your Way Community Playbook. Due to COVID-19, pilot communities are adapting their campaigns to help people stay safe while they get active. This series will highlight local events and initiatives from the community pilot program — including creative ways to promote physical activity during social distancing...

Just Released: New Healthy People Law and Health Policy Substance Abuse Report

Laws and policies can help support healthier, safer, and more livable communities, reduce the negative effects of alcohol use, and support achievement of national goals proposed by Healthy People 2020. The newest report, The Role of Law and Policy in Reducing Deaths Attributable to Alcohol to Reach Healthy People’s Substance Abuse Goals in the United States, is the fourth in a series of reports that highlight the practical application of law and policy to improve health across the nation...

Improving Maternal Health Outcomes with a Focus on Physical Activity

Fitness class for women who are pregnant

An increasing number of pregnant women in the United States have chronic health conditions — such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease — that may put them at higher risk of pregnancy complications. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working across its agencies to decrease these risks and improve the health of women across the country during pregnancy and the postpartum period...